Upper Endoscopy Questions

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80sChick
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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
I've had left sided abdominal pain for about 3 weeks now, and it usually occurs after I eat. I have been going to the dr weekly since it started and they keep playing it off. Finally today I went and they suggested that I have an upper endoscopy as it may be either Crohn's in my upper GI (I had previously only had it in my colon, which has now been removed), or stomach cancer.
 
My question is simple: will they put me out for the scope? As long as I'm asleep I'm cool with it. Anything I should know about? I go to see my GI in 2 days.
 
Thanks, guys!
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 


firecracker1
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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI puts me under twilight sedation with the upper endoscopy. Definitely need it. I would not be able to tolerate it without the sedation. Good luck with your test and hope you feel better soon 

sgirl
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
They sedated me just like with colonoscopies. Best part is there's no prep :) Good luck with everything, get feeling better!
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Pentasa 6x daily, Imuran 50 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine


Kimikazee
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one last week. They put me right to sleep and I never knew anything had happened. Nothing to worry about; you'll be just fine! :)

spookyh
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had one last week. My GI uses Propofol for sedation, which works great. They also spray your throat with something to numb it. Very easy procedure, you'll do fine!
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/20/2010 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup, yup, they do sedate you. No prep needed.  yeah (Yay!).   smilewinkgrin  
It could also be pancreatitis, maybe, acute or chronic. I wish you good luck that it is something easily treated!!!


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SaraOnThisSite
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 7/20/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Oooooh, I'm having my first endoscopy in a few weeks too!  (Though my mom thinks I might have had one when I first got diagnosed over 8 years ago, but I don't remember!)
 
I've had tons of colonoscopies so I was super excited to hear there isn't the prep work for this!  And they put you under!  Seems like it should be a piece of cake!
 
25 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, Remicade, random antibiotics (cipro, flagyl, avalox, etc), and Mercaptopurine,  (even the lowest dosage was messing up my liver, argh) in the past.
 
Currently on Predisone and (finally!) just started Humira.


susans53
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 7/20/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Could be adhesions like me.
UC 1996
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
X-mas present- Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3,  2001.
Take down-Jan 3,  2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortioam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro, vit D, fish oil, probiotics, lot's of other vit's
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
Latest flare April 27 2010 Hosptial for 1 week-remciade
Possible CD, Possible pouch removal-anxiety-can you blame me?
Adhesions


80sChick
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1054
   Posted 7/20/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
What were your symptoms like with adhesions? How did they fix it?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 


susans53
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 7/20/2010 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Pain after I eat, burping, feeling of fullness,nausea at times, not going to the bathroom. I'm seeing a surgeon on Friday to have them freed up. Small bowel showed kinks and thickening. Oh what fun! Something to think about if all tests come back negative.
UC 1996
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
X-mas present- Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3,  2001.
Take down-Jan 3,  2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortioam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro, vit D, fish oil, probiotics, lot's of other vit's
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
Latest flare April 27 2010 Hosptial for 1 week-remciade
Possible CD, Possible pouch removal-anxiety-can you blame me?
Adhesions


jblue65
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 7/20/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am coming from the UC board--- actually I have a jpouch now. I am going through the same thing.. I have been having pain in the center and to the left -- bad pain. I also have oily stools.. The doctor thinks it might be pancreatitis. He is doing stool samples and lots of blood work AND an upper endoscopy. I have had these before. Truly, no big deal. You won't feel anything during and after you feel fine, just sleepy.

Wish you the best.
Jackie, 44
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- REVERSAL:::::: October 23rd -YEAH!

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